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Schiller Institute in Germany Conference Presents
Worldwide Development Projects

September  2010

In stark contrast to the failed and discredited policies of "sustainable growth" and "good governance," which were once more shoved down the throats of underdeveloped nations by German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her speech at the Millennium Development Goals summit at the UN, the international Schiller Institute under the leadership of its founder  Helga Zepp-LaRouche, held a conference September 25, 2010 in Berlin, Germany,  to promote the immediate return to the imperative of building a global system of infrastructure corridors, in order to create the conditions under which every human being may once and for all enjoy a prosperous and optimistic future.

Julien LeMaître

Helga Zepp-LaRouche and Dr. Hal Cooper at the Schiller Institute Landbridge Conference, September 2007

Keynote speeches were presented by German Schiller Institute President Helga Zepp-LaRouche; Dr. Hal Cooper of Cooper Consulting Co., a leading infrastructure specialist  from the USA; Dr. Sergei Cherkasov, a chief expert on raw materials and transport corridors, who works in the Russian State Geological Vernadsky Museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences; and Portia Tarumbwa-Strid, the Schiller Institute's Vice-President. Additional remarks were provided by nuclear physicist Veit Ringel, a former long-time professional operator in the Nuclear Research Center at Rossendorf near Dresden.

Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche later summed up the event by saying: "The audience realized that the presentations were of a fundamentally different nature than what is usually delivered. It became clear that we do represent the alternative to Merkel's policies which are otherwise constantly being advertised as without alternative."

In her keynote address she made clear that, four decades ago, the idea was still widely upheld that famine and disease would soon be overcome, if existing methods of science and technology would be efficiently applied. It was due to the social engineering techniques of oligarchical trusts, such as the Club of Rome, that the masses of the population came to believe the frankly satanic assertion that the world was overpopulated, and that the limited resources were insufficient to develop the so called Third World. Today, as the U.S.A. and Europe are teetering on the edge of a dark age, the only possible remedy would be to instantly replace all so called "green" policies with the perspective of rebuilding the world with such projects as the North American Water and Power Alliance, the Bering Strait Tunnel, the Eurasian Land-Bridge and the African Transaqua project.

The route of the tunnel across the Bering Strait can be seen from space, with Big Diomede Island and Little Diomede Island visible in the middle. Source: Report presented to the Schiller Institute Landbridge Conference, "Eurasia-North America Multimodal Transport" by Dr. Victor N. Razbegin, September 2007

Dr. Hal Cooper stunned the listeners by the fact that the Bering Strait project had initially been proposed as early as 1845, but that this was now to be brought up at the next G-20 summit in Korea by the Russian government. He laid out a thorough topography and perspective of what this would involve as a phase change in the global political economy. "This project would create 1.2 million skilled jobs and will transform this area into the most important center of trade globally," said Cooper. This would immediately integrate into those parts of the Eurasian Landbridge which have already been built or are in the planning phase, leading into China, Southwest Asia, Iran and into Turkey, going into Europe. "This new platform will result in a general upshift for everybody," Dr. Cooper said, adding that the Bering Strait Tunnel would even be easier to construct than the Eurotunnel which connects France and England. The Bering Strait Tunnel would combine rail traffic, oil and natural gas lines, electrical transmission and communication systems based on fiber optics.

Dr. Cooper was followed by Dr. Cherkasov's presentation on the implications of building development corridors across the Eurasian continent, and how this would put an end to the environmentalists' claim that raw materials depots were limited. "If we deplete the ore with 1.5% of copper concentration, we will then develop the technology to process ore with 0.5% copper concentration, and eventually we can extract copper from seawater or from the air. It all depends on the technology," Cherkasov said.

He elaborated extensively on the historical Trans-Siberian Railroad project, which was built between 1890 and 1916, solely by Russian state investment and Russian workforce. It was regarded as being impossible to build, too expensive, and too labor-intensive, especially the region circumventing the Lake Baikal. It was the pioneering spirit and the enduring vision of its engineers and workers which made this miracle possible. Today the Trans-Siberian Railroad is still operating on its limit, while it has transformed small towns such as Novosibirsk into major industrial centers. Cherkasov is expecting similar developments once the rail link between central Siberia and the Bering Strait will be built. Some of the silver, nickel, and gold deposits he showed on a diagram were larger than the entire landmass of Germany, which made a huge impression on the participants.

Portia Tarumbwa-Strid addresses the BüSo Conference, March 3, 2009

Portia Tarumbwa-Strid, the Schiller Institute's Vice-President, coupled her presentation on the Transaqua Project, which would develop abundant water resources to green the deserts of North Africa, with an urgent appeal to stop the neo-colonial genocide which takes place under the current EU Commission's "Desertec" hoax. Her presentation integrated a study by the Italian Dr. Vichi of the Bonifica engineering company in Rome. Already 30 years ago it became clear that Africa's economy can only be transformed by large pan-African infrastructure projects. Dr. Vichi's "Transaqua" study was done in 1982, and it has been not a lack of information, but rather a lack of political interest and will, that the Transaqua Project has not yet been built. By diverting water from the Congo River into Lake Chad, the entirety of the region can be transformed into one of the largest labor markets in the world, which would involve many of the 20 million Africans living in this region, who are now threatened with extinction by famine and poverty.

Mrs. Tarumbwa-Strid, who is originally from Zimbabwe, gave an extensive quote by Bismarck's advisor Kardorff, who had said that the Germans could not afford to have colonies, the way the Dutch and the British do, but that it was Bismarck's policy to create an African labor market and to hand it over to the Africans. This, Mrs. Tarumbwa-Strid stressed, is the opposite of Germany's current position and the EU's position today. "If the Germans are unwilling to change their attitude, we will go to the Chinese for development," she concluded.

Finally, Veit Ringel, an experienced nuclear physicist, and former member of the Academy of Sciences of the German Democratic Republic (former East Germany), made a plea for the pebble bed nuclear reactor, of which Germany's scientists had once been proud. Mr. Ringel is an expert in radiation protection, and is dedicated to stopping the nonsensical propaganda of so-called "dangerous nuclear waste." "Everything is a matter of doses. Most radiation does not harm you at all." The event was concluded with a rousing applause from the 120 people in the audience.

After the event, Helga Zepp-LaRouche's made a passionate appeal to a cadre of leaders in her organization: "We have to create a global movement of people who rejoice over the perspective of developing the world, of people who sense an urge to fight famine and underdevelopment right now. We have to integrate more people into such projects like NAWAPA. People should feel proud to participate in this great endeavor. We have to show that we are serious about it." This, however, also goes out to everybody who has not succumbed to the eco-imperialist Zeitgeist.

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